Engineering of the 5AT
The 5AT Group included professional engineers with experience in designing, building, operating and maintaining steam locomotives.
Until the suspension of the project, their efforts were directed at developing preliminary designs for the locomotive, including Fundamental Design Calculations, Detail Design and Engineering Drawing.
Other aspects of the engineering effort undertaken in relation to the 5AT Project are covered in other sections of this website, in particular:
- Philosophy behind the 5AT Design Specification;
- The 5AT Technical Specifications;
- 5AT Performance;
- 5AT Features.
Note: Wardale’s own observations about the design of the 5AT can be read in his paper written for the Modern Steam Conference held in York in December 2006.